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Trump to win Nobel Peace Prize for ending war in Afghanistan

with 14 comments

Just kidding.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 29, 2019 at EST am

Posted in International

Hungary is a model for how we need to do things in the U.S.

The media has been full of stories like this one claiming that Democracy has died in Hungary. Because why?

  • Because the mainstream Hungarian media is an “echo chamber” for right-wing views.
  • There has been gerrymandering to favor the party that’s currently in power.
  • The party in power appoints judges that share the same views.

Hey, this sounds EXACTLY like how things work in the United States, except that instead of the media being a right-wing echo chamber, it’s a left-wing Trump-hating echo chamber.

Thus according to the New York Times, “democracy” means left-wing people control everything, and “authoritarianism” means that right-wing people control everything.

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I would say that the right-wing in Hungary is a lot SMARTER than the right-wing in the United States, because they understand the importance of controlling the mainstream media.

Viktor Orban has reduced the Hungarian budget deficit, raised taxes, and increased government benefits to the working classes, the exact opposite of standard G.O.P. policies. Hungary has a universal public healthcare system, which Viktor Orban does NOT want to repeal.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 28, 2018 at EST am

Posted in International

Syria

I think Trump means that we should let our various enemies (Syria, Iran, ISIS) fight each other.

If Obama had done the same thing, he would be cheered by the same MSM that is criticizing Trump for doing this.

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I’m not saying whether or not I approve. I’m just pointing out what Trump means by his tweet, and that the MSM hates Trump for doing the same things that they loved when Obama did them.

Trump is privy to secret government intel on Syria that I don’t have, so I’m not in a position to approve or second-guess his decision at this time.

As an observation, I would say that we have not been able to wipe the Taliban out of Afghanistan, so probably we will never be able to completely wipe out ISIS, at least not by using our current methods. Maybe if we could somehow brainwash everyone in Syria into believing in a different religion, but that’s even less politically viable at this time than building a border Wall.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 20, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in International

Terrorism in France

The mass shooting at the Christmas market in Strasbourg is now officially classified as terrorism, and the suspect is a Moroccan with an Arabic name.

France needs its own President Trump to keep out immigrants!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 12, 2018 at EST am

Posted in International

A blog comment about the yellow vest riots

Mike Street Station replying to PerezHBD:

“Imagine the news headlines if Putin used tear gas on his own people and jailed 700 protesters. Sometimes being on the same side as the Establishment really does come in handy.”

That’s true. The US news coverage of the riots in France has been limited and very matter of fact. The establishment covering for the establishment. But a similar thing happening in Russia would be news at hysteria level 11.

For that matter, border agents using tear gas on foreigners illegally trying to enter the United States and throwing rocks causes hysteria to be dialed up to 11. But no problem with Macron using tear gas on his own citizens.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 9, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in International

Who are the guys in the yellow vests?

And how did they become so organized and so devoted to whatever they are protesting about?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 3, 2018 at EST am

Posted in International

Jews love Donald Trump (if they live in Israel)

In Israel, however, 69 percent of Israelis express confidence in Trump’s leadership. If you assume that hardly any Israeli Arabs (21 percent of the population) share that confidence, that’s a roughly 85 percent approval rating among Israeli Jews.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-tone-deaf-israeli-reactions-to-the-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 29, 2018 at EST am

Posted in International

New York Times admits that Khashoggi is Muslim Brotherhood

In the NY Times:

Several of his friends say that early on Mr. Khashoggi also joined the Muslim Brotherhood.

Although he later stopped attending meetings of the Brotherhood, he remained conversant in its conservative, Islamist and often anti-Western rhetoric, which he could deploy or hide depending on whom he was seeking to befriend.

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Many of Mr. Khashoggi’s friends say that throughout his career of service to the monarchy, he hid his personal leanings in favor of both electoral democracy and Muslim Brotherhood-style political Islam.

Remember, the goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is “The introduction of the Islamic Shari`ah as the basis controlling the affairs of state and society.”

This is not a quote from some right-wing op-ed, this is a quote from the Muslim Brotherhood’s own English-language website.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 14, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in International

Saudi Arabia

I really appreciate the Trump administration’s realpolitik. Obama would be doing something stupid right now if he were president. Trump understands that all Islamic countries in the Middle East are run by scum, but we need to support the scum who are on our side.

The guy who was killed, Jamal Khashoggi, was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Muslim Brotherhood are not the good guys. Secularists are the good guys. Saudi Arabia has been shifting to moderate Islam, so they are moving in the right direction. Trump is wise to try to downplay this incident.

Nevertheless, the Saudi Arabians did a really stupid thing here.

For the record, I support the right of free speech, and I worry that extreme leftists in the United States, like Antifa people, will start doing to people they call “alt-right” what Saudi Arabia did to Khashoggi.

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Also, remember that half a million people died in the Syrian civil war. Much safer to live in Saudi Arabia where the secret police kill only a tiny fraction of that number. Which doesn’t mean that I approve of what Saudi Arabia did.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 12, 2018 at EST am

Posted in International

How Icelandic schools equalize the genders

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iceland-s-answer-gender-equality-compensate-differences-between-boys-girls-n912606

In Iceland (possibly the world’s whitest country?), there are schools that try to equalize the genders by having the boys stay indoors and play with dolls, while the girls do outdoor activities like climb trees.

Elia climbed onto the table in front of her classmates. She threw her fists into the air and jumped on to the blue mats below.

“I am strong,” the 3-year-old said, her eyes alight with pride and exhilaration.

On the other side of this nursery school in the chic neighborhood of Laufásborg, boys were practicing having “gentle hands” by massaging each other with lotion.

Interesting. I wonder how this will turn out? Probably just fine for the girls, but the boys will be at a severe disadvantage later in life when they have to compete with boys who attended normal schools. Even the macho girls raised at these gender-equalizing schools won’t be sexually interested in these sissy boys.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 10, 2018 at EST am

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